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Reconciling the IMF’s three growth messages

23. April 2017 - 23:31
The underlying tensions associated with protracted low and insufficiently inclusive growth will likely make the macroeconomic situation a lot less stable

Global economics: Why financial cycles matter

23. April 2017 - 23:30
The financial cycle often does not move in sync with the business cycle

Every thing you want to know about Indian bond market but were afraid to ask

23. April 2017 - 23:07
The Indian bond market is vertically split between foreign banks who make profits trading government securities, and state-owned banks that have 70% market share in banking assets

The sanctity of democratic bodies must be upheld

23. April 2017 - 21:39
Unaffected by allegations of being unethical and biased, govt bodies such as the EC and judiciary have no option but to stick to the policy of impartiality

Complex challenge

23. April 2017 - 20:36
Child malnutrition has always been considered one of India’s primary development challenges

There is such a thing as too much money

23. April 2017 - 15:11
For start-ups, 2017 marks a return to rationality from the heady funding days of 2015, but it won’t be long before someone cuts a really big cheque

RBI and central bank independence

23. April 2017 - 14:46
It will be difficult for Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to assert its autonomy in an environment where central banks’ independence is being questioned globally

What’s the iPhone’s future? Think IBM’s Selectric

21. April 2017 - 6:14
Apple should acknowledge iPhone as a mature product and redirect its vaunted creative energy to something new to woo consumers as IBM did for Selectric

The dangers of Hindi chauvinism

20. April 2017 - 23:14
Hindi can be first among equals when it comes to national languages, but it cannot hope to become the only one

Limerick: On red beacon ban for VIP vehicles

20. April 2017 - 22:38
Bibek Debroy’s Mint Metric on red beacons being banned for VIP vehicles, including those of the prime minister, from 1 May

Grooming the next generation

20. April 2017 - 22:22
The older generation must give the next generation a challenge and an opportunity to create something within what has already been created

Participatory approach to the Internet

20. April 2017 - 21:21
The Internet Bill of Rights has brought transparency and legal security to the Brazilian digital landscape

An Italian sojourn: glimpses of a faltering recovery

20. April 2017 - 21:10
The immediate constraints are Italy’s difficult fiscal condition and the fragility of its financial sector

How to watch a movie in India

20. April 2017 - 20:59
Even as the Supreme Court made it mandatory to play the national anthem before every movie screening as well as standing for it when it is being played, there is no enforcement machinery to deter vigilantism

Fed shock

20. April 2017 - 20:58
While emerging markets’ adjustment to US Fed rate hikes is being seen as smooth, there is ample reason for RBI to not let its guard down

The importance of fostering digital payments

20. April 2017 - 20:46
Globally, India lags in terms of cashless transactions. Policymakers’ role in fostering quick adoption of digital payments assumes great importance

Easy to Zipf around

20. April 2017 - 20:40
Zipf’s Law says number of times a given word appears in a large chunk of text is inversely related to its rank in the larger context

French elections may prove to be a tipping point for globalization

20. April 2017 - 20:37
It remains to be seen if France will choose a mainstream candidate to save the euro, the European Union or go for a Donald Trump-like candidate such as Marine Le Pen

Beware the weak debt tail wagging emerging markets

20. April 2017 - 9:36
Corporate leverage is a worry for emerging markets like India precisely because a disproportionately large chunk of it can be found on rickety balance sheets

Why is news of Bollywood stars ill-treating domestic helps shocking?

20. April 2017 - 9:14
Before raising our eyebrows at Bollywood stars, we should take a closer look at our friends and family and see how they treat their domestic helps